The Air Liquide Foundation supports the development of the Handi’Chiens association in Brittany. The objective is to train assistance dogs for people physically disabled and for children suffering from autistic disorders, trisomy or poly handicap.
Over 1.5 million people suffering from a disability in France need to use a wheelchair. Dogs are thus an indispensable help to escort them in their all day life and play an essential part in their personal development.
Handi’Chiens train the dog during 22 months; the future owner and the dog learn to live together during a one-week program. The Foundation’s support enables the purchase of two puppies*, to improve the children reception during the training and the living conditions of the dogs.
* Loquie and Loxie integrated their host family in september 2015. Let’s go for 2 years of specialized training!